Friday, September 4, 2009

Celebrating Hispanic Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) is around the corner. It is very exciting and comforting to live in a country that values and appreciates other cultures. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate all Hispanics, their cultures and traditions. It is an opportunity to acknowledge all Hispanics that contribute and enriches this country by bringing their talents, their knowledge, their skills. My World/Mi Mundo will feel honored to share the work and talents of so many of these wonderful people. Stay tune this month for more information coming your way. For Poetry Friday I thought this book is a perfect choice for today. Mama Goose A Latino Nursery Treasury by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy is truly exactly that: A TREASURE. This book is packed with lullabies, jum-ropes songs, riddles, proverbs and many many songs! This book is a great introduction to Latino folklore, and the fact that this book is bilingual, written in Spanish and English, makes it accessible to everyone. Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy are both distinguised Hispanic authors who deserve a round of applause for their contribution to enrich the literature experiences for all children. The illustrations done by Maribel Suárez complete their work in a beautiful way. Enjoy the journey and don't forget to stop by Crossover to fill your day with beautiful poetry.

Dos Palomitas

Dos palomitas en un palomar

la una se fue, la otra tambien.

Dos palomitas en un palomar

una volvio, la otra tambien.

Two Doves

Two little doves, next to each other.

One flew away, and then the other.

Two little doves, high in the sky.

One flew back home

then the other by and by.

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